Should GD be Part of Campus Placements?

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Kriya Soni said: (Thu, Mar 19, 2015 09:42:06 PM)    
I am in against because some people has a knowledge about technical field but communication skills is poor. So those guys has not right to do job in any company, where GD is compulsory.

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Ravi said: (Thu, Mar 12, 2015 09:17:33 PM)    
Hello friends.

Our topic is "Should GD be a part of campus interview".

Yes I agreed with this topic only on the basis of that company like marketing and management. And also those companies who are connected with the foreigners.

Because in GD there are various qualities checked.

Way of express their view.
Communication skill.
Listening skills.
Behavior of sitting and speaking.

These all qualities should be endowed in any person if he wants to be a part of MNC. Because there many employees will meet from different states and country. And we know English is a common. So communication skills matters a lot.

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Deepak said: (Mon, Feb 9, 2015 02:56:18 PM)    
The reason behind GD is to check knowledge and most importantly communication.

Taking GD for campus placement has become fad. Companies which require technically proficient people should put more emphasis on technical knowledge not on good communication. Because many intelligent people who are good in technical knowledge get sidelined by people who are good communicator but not equally good with technical knowledge.

So GD should be conducted depend on profile. If the demand of a profile is communication then GD is must.

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Kalyan said: (Fri, Jan 2, 2015 10:51:23 AM)    
GD is a mean of checking how well an individual would be able to work in a team. Since every individual needs to work in a team in any Software Company, it is very important to know whether the candidate would be able to mingle and move along with the other members of his team.

Also group discussions are a part of the selection process because, it is a part of every employee in his work field to attend meetings, discuss brief ideas and showcase their project development, and GD's help in knowing the capacity of the individual to attend such meetings.

But when it comes to purely technical companies like electronic or chemical core companies group discussions should not be a part of the selection process as technical knowledge is not communication skills, instead it is subject knowledge.

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Lavanya said: (Sun, Dec 21, 2014 03:39:52 PM)    
In my point of view GD is not necessary for technical oriented jobs, because technical jobs have more technical knowledge on their respective jobs only. But marketing and finance and customer support jobs must have communication skills, leader ship qualities, team working skills. If the companies (for technical positions) want to conduct GD for filtering the candidates they should conduct after technical interview.

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Sumit said: (Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:05:07 AM)    
If, we see from the point of view of programmer or technical, it is not necessaries that a person have good communication skills in English for GD. From the point of view to be either a manager or marketing team, it is necessaries part of life and also from the point of communicate to each other.

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Bilal T.N said: (Tue, Nov 4, 2014 10:38:34 PM)    
According to my point of view GD is useful to analyse the communication skills of a man. Also it gives the information about a person's situation handling ability.

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Ravi said: (Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:33:37 PM)    
Good afternoon friends this is Ravi.

In my words the GD is definitely best criteria to select wonderful minds into any organization. The organization will look the persons with two traits. First ability to communicate with the group, second enough technical knowledge.

As the above people saying that the technically sound persons will loss, I accept their words since GD alone can't judge them. Based on the organization they must follow in conduction of technical before GD or after GD.


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Aditi said: (Sat, Oct 25, 2014 07:25:32 PM)    
Hello friends,

Our topic today is "Should GD be a part of campus placements:".

Well! According to me GD as a part of selection process plays a vital role. For the growth of any company employees having good technical as well as interpersonal i.e. soft skills are required.

Technical skills of a candidate is examined in technical interview, his mental ability is checked during aptitude test now when it comes to the soft skills of a candidate like his leadership skills, confidence, supportive nature, listening skills, communication skills and many more GD plays a great role.

It is a great chance for the evaluators to evaluate the candidates and also for the candidates for opening themselves with all their hidden skills so GD is like a platform. But then it should not be the only criterion for selection as some people may have good technical knowledge but they appear weak in GD due to fear or may be dominance so such people should get a chance to overcome their drawbacks.

From my side I conclude that GD should be held after technical and HR interview so that evaluators can take decision from the overall performance of all the candidates and not just in one field.


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Ravi Poonia said: (Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:20:04 PM)    
Dear friends, our GD topic is should GD be a part of campus placements. In my opinion it is the requirement of job profile. If it is a managerial post then it is required and if it's a technical post then it's not necessary. But it is a plus point of a candidate. If you are good at GD it's mean that you can better express yourself and it helps to engage in group activity.

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Gopi said: (Wed, Aug 27, 2014 07:41:29 PM)    
From my point of view GD is useful to know the communication skills, leadership, attitude etc., of a person but, but the person those who feel shy and have stage fear even they have good job talent and knowledge they cannot prove their talents.

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Vinay Barnwal said: (Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:54:20 PM)    
As every coin has two faces, similarly on this topic it has two sides.

Yes GD must be a part of selection. Why not? It shows your confidence, communication skills, knowledge, common sense and lot more.

But on the other side based on these things you cannot judge a person about his ability regarding job profile.

The candidate must be judge by his overall performance.

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Sandyee said: (Tue, Aug 19, 2014 09:52:53 PM)    
I think GD should be a part of placement it depends on sector of company. Some companies are not required much communication skills. It should not be the criterion to eliminate a candidate. It may be taken as reference to compare candidates of same level. It is good for communicating with other guys.

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Rutuja said: (Sun, Jun 29, 2014 12:07:18 AM)    
My personal opinion is that GD is useful in judging a candidate's social outlook. But I have experienced that the rules for GD are not many a times followed. Many candidates don't give other a chance to put up their view, here his points should be cut for not having proper listening skills. But it doesn't happen this way, the candidate gets selected. Wherein the other guy who is waiting n behaving obediently for his chance gets rejected.

Another drawback is that after a some time of discussion you feel that your opposite point is right is more convincing then you can't change your side. It will be counted as a negative point. So then it gives the feel of a debate more than a group discussion.

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Sunitha said: (Tue, May 27, 2014 07:40:16 PM)    
Hi friends. In my point of view, yes of course GD must be a part of campus placements because we can improve our communication skills as well as free from shy. We can also able to communicate with others easily. Now a days most of the companies are looking for a bright employees for their firm. And also able to mingle with the respective employees.

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Samidha said: (Sat, May 24, 2014 05:57:12 PM)    
I think GD should be part of campus placements because through GD they actually detect our speaking skills, leadership skills, smartness, concentration, polite nature. So, and as we get int MNCs so its necessary that we are smart enough to deal with companies smartly.

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Hitesh Chaudhary said: (Sun, May 11, 2014 07:18:32 PM)    
Hello friends,

In my point of view GD is not a part of Campus placement. Because in the GD they check our talking style, our body language and our participation as well as they check our concentration and how to give a chance to other participant. And in the campus placement they check our confidence and our current affairs knowledge and many more.

So I think GD is not a part of campus placement.

Thank You.

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Raj said: (Tue, Apr 15, 2014 04:35:22 PM)    
We must look on both the side of court and stating GD as less important factor for job selection will be wrong. At the same time there is other side when a person is good at work and not in discussion. So as per best of my opinion, GD is good but should not be the only selection criteria.

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Bindu Reddy said: (Mon, Apr 7, 2014 05:13:31 PM)    
Yes, GD should be the part of campus Placements. With the Help of GD we can Analyze the Communication Skills of the particular person. We can even the abilities & skills of the person. We can interpret the character of the Person who takes up first opportunity in GD as an initiator. So GD will be help in selecting the talented persons.

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Maha said: (Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:43:56 AM)    
Hi friends,

GD is not at all needed for an interview. And personally I think GD should not be a selection criteria for a job. If it is an IT company then they will need candidates who are strong technically. Then what is the use of this GD. Many people can't able to speak in GD but that does not mean they are not strong in communication skill. Even if you give a topic to a foreigner suddenly though his mother tongue is English he will think and then only come up with points and for sure he will also not speak continuously. So shall we end up that foreigner is weak in communication skill? Certainly not. BPO, Marketing etc are some departments where we need excellent communication skill. For that also we cannot judge a persons talent from GD. If a person speaks well on a topic then will that mean she/he will be good in marketing? A big NO. She/he would have already prepared some topics and if that topic coincides with GD topic she/he will get selected.

Some persons get anxiety to deliver the points but I bet you if you ask them to explain any topic technically they will somehow come up with points. Because they know about that topic so no fear in delivering.

We can make GD as a technical discussion. They can give topics based on their job requirements and allow to speak what and all she/he knows about that topic. Because that is the field where they are going to work. Everyone should be allowed to speak separately and not like discussion or debate. Surely this will make recruiters to dig out how strong they are into their subjects. And this is what an organization needs and not a person who is telling story on general topics.

My bottom line: GD will never ever tell you a person's personality and technical skills.

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Jayanta said: (Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:33:09 PM)    
To be Frank That's Not A gd in placement Scenario. In My Entire life I never knew a professional group discussion to be ended with many people shouting. If GDs is what corporate world mean during recruiting process, they should allot some more time.

An Excellent gd comprises of sharing opinions and reaching Conclusions unanimously but in such competitive scenario all norms are broken and is turned to a quarrel. A debate is diff. Than a GD. The Real And appreciative GDs happens within the organisation for considering several points delivered in intellectual way not shouting! So I think GDs should be there but it should be judged by several traits of candidate, not the person eager to dominate or shout with any fallacies.

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Tanvi said: (Tue, Mar 4, 2014 12:43:49 AM)    
As per my experience or my point of view, companies should not rely on selecting candidates on the basis of GD's. I m not saying that GD's should be eliminated from selection process. What I m saying is that it should not be given much weightage. How can a person be wholly judged by his/her communication skills or on the basis of how he/ she is interacting with others. I t is not necessary that a person who is proficient in many working skills will be good in taking part in a discussion just to make others agree on his/her thoughts. Or if we see it from the side of a person who is good in Gd's then also it is not possible that every that candidate who has performed well in discussion will be good at working in the organization.

Before that, we must decide weather the company is selecting intelligent and hardworking people or those who are talkative and smart in discussions. Sometimes people do not get thoughts in mind while discussing and so not able to speak. And there are many people who are of reserved type and do not speak a lot or not social. Then also they get hesitated while speaking.

Same thing happens to me also that I can not speak well on a topic in 5 - 10 minutes. Rather I can write it (manually) in an excellent way. So it does not mean that I am bad at speaking part. Then how can I be judged on that criteria. If I would have given a chance to speak upon the same, then I could not have spoken in such an elaborated manner.

I have seen many people who are not good in studies but are performing very well on Gd part. In a working organization, working skills are more important. And to be good in speaking you do not need to face Gd's everyday. People who are good in speaking will speak well. For that his/ her communication skill can be judged personally also.


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Piyush said: (Wed, Feb 26, 2014 09:50:44 PM)    
In my perspective GD should not be the part of the campus placement because instead of that extempore should be their for the students to check their communication skills as far as assessment concern.

Gd in the campus placement is some time barrier to the good technical knowledge student but unfortunately he lose the opportunity to get place in the dream company, fish market in the GD may results in the not selection of the any candidates.

2. GD is always based on the topic but the topic which is provided by the panelist may be come from various sectors so this may create the problem for the content which important for speaking fluently.

3. Extempore with the 3 options can create the great opportunity to speak out confidently after all communication and body language all these are the cover in it.

Thank you!

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Vanitha said: (Wed, Jan 8, 2014 11:34:42 AM)    
Of course, not.

In my view it should be part of skills development subject in the colleges. In Today's world, people aware of so many languages. But if we come to the company's point, They need a candidate who can well performed in their communication skill (English).

So, It's better to be in colleges so that the students can improve their communication skill starting from there but almost only the standard colleges provides a chance for the students to get interact with the people. Is it enough? Not at all. Most of the schools are result oriented but college should not be like that because our career starts from there. In fact, they should work on career oriented not result oriented.

Thank you.

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Jayashree said: (Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:09:25 PM)    
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Vikas Kumar said: (Sat, Dec 28, 2013 01:29:21 PM)    
According to my point of view no, it is not necessary that GD be a part of campus placement it is because so many students are not able in GD's but they have much better skills related to the job profile. Many candidates knows about the topic but they scared in front of the recruiter.

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Asmath Fathima said: (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 09:19:05 PM)    
Hello Friends.

In my point of course group Discussion is a main process on recruiting a candidate for any post. But now-a-days, GD is conducted as a filtering process in many companies.

This way of recruiting a candidate should be changed.

GD is important only for to express our communication skill, our leadership quality, but on considering the company's growth it is more important for to check their technical & analytic part.

By proving the last mentioned two parts one should posses a good part on any companies growth.

Thank you !

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Deepika Reddy said: (Wed, Nov 13, 2013 11:37:35 PM)    
GD should be a part of campus recruitment.

Only marketing companies must consider it as criteria for selection purpose. In marketing companies there will requirement to have good communication, which can be tested in GD.

Whereas in other core companies, GD should be held but not consider it as the criteria for selection purpose.

Candidates may not be good in communication but good at other areas like coding, testing etc.

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Sunil said: (Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:19:17 PM)    

I think conducting gd in campus placements is better but depending upon only gd they should not select the member because the person may not feel well I mean he/she may suffer from throat pain or cold something else but at that time she/he know full topic and can speak but due to the problems they may not at that particular situation. So I think that conducting gd in campus placements is not better.

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Genia said: (Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:15:51 PM)    
GD of course have a very important role in a recruitment process. We can judge a candidate very well about their communication skill, confidence level and the leadership quality as well. We can judge their thinking process as well.

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Hariharan said: (Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:43:43 PM)    
I think it depends on the company whether it is marketing company or a technical company (core company). In a marketing company where one needs to interact with clients and sort out issues, people need a good communication skill. Then GD would be necessary. If its a core company where one needs to design something or build something, then in my opinion GD need not be there as an elimination process.

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P Noor said: (Wed, Aug 7, 2013 09:10:09 AM)    
In GD section if there is the person who have leadership qualities always doesn't want the members in the group to be keep quiet, he/she automatically ask the opinion on the topic to involve the member who's keep quiet during the gd section.

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Waytoun said: (Sat, Jul 13, 2013 02:01:24 PM)    
This is the era of knowledge and as well presentation and considering this point, group discussion makes its significance. Today we want leaders who can motivate and guide others. When you are going in outside world to do a job, your technical knowledge matters but moreover it's important how to express and assimilate this knowledge and that is the main reason why it's so necessary. It gives you the confidence to put your views & also improves your logical and analytic power.

But mainly GD is held in English and there are many people who feel uncomfortable while giving their views in English other than Mother Tongue. That's why I am saying that GD is necessary but don't make it the final criteria for the selection. Include it but also check the technical and social knowledge of that person & then evaluate the all things honestly.

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Sanskriti Sharma said: (Wed, Jun 26, 2013 04:24:28 PM)    
Hello everyone,

In my opinion GD should be a part of campus placement, as it helps in checking the mental ability, thinking power of a person. But it should be last round and final decision should not be based only on GD, because some students who are good in academics and even have good thinking power, solutions of every problem but they hesitate to express their view and just because of this they have to face rejection. So company should consider every point of the student and if possible they will provide some training to the students to overcome this hesitation.


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Mohammed Khandwala said: (Fri, Apr 5, 2013 01:54:19 AM)    
Hello Friends,

I strongly believe that GD should play an important part in the selection criteria. It indeed does. It tests the candidates analytical as well as communication skills. GD is a criteria where you fight for your opinion, you prove what you believe is right. This automatically gives an idea of the candidates' convincing power. However, GDs should take place in a proper manner. There has to be a decency that should be maintained while appearing and speaking in a GD. This indicates about a person's behaviour and attitude towards people.

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Gaurav said: (Fri, Mar 22, 2013 01:40:08 PM)    
Hello friend, according to my opinion, there should be GD in placement campus but it should be in proper manner so that everyone can get opportunities to use own thinking power. How he is deep and strong in thinking power? in technical round anyone can answered the question if he/she did studied well. But this is not important step for campus placement. For example : in sales/marketing/business, we need a high standard qualify student who is good in communication and can interact easily with customer.

In this case there is no importance of how much you strong in technical subject. This is fact for all it as well as core company. According to my opinion there should be aptitude test followed by Gd and interview for campus placement.

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Neils said: (Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:08:12 PM)    

We all agree to the fact that GD plays a significant role in portraying the confidence, views and the diplomacy skills of an individual to cooperate and coexist in the society.

BUT, at the same time there are people who possess immense potential and technical knowledge, albeit are unable to express themselves enough to clear the GD round, thus loosing a chance.

In my point of view, the right place for GD in the recruitment process is after the technical round.

That way, "bright minds" with good confidence and communication skills would then "get placed".

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Sajimol said: (Fri, Dec 14, 2012 04:07:24 PM)    
I think GD is not an important thing in recruitment, because one candidate have good technical skills but he has fear to prove their ideas at that time companies will reject the candidate. The companies loss a good candidate. I think personal interview is needed instead of GD.

Thank you.

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Arundhati said: (Sat, Nov 24, 2012 09:27:34 PM)    
Without a doubt GD should be a part of the campus placements, but it should not be set as a filter.

Because if this is kept as a filter, the people with good technical knowledge would be filtered out, and for each and every field its not only the communication skills that counts, technical knowledge is also important.

Of course its simultaneously important to represent your thoughts in front of others.

Even if you have knowledge but you are unable to put down your thoughts that's also useless.

So, GD and PI can be set as the rounds and given marks independently to each.

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Sumangala K said: (Mon, Oct 29, 2012 03:12:17 PM)    
Yes gd should be part of the campus placement. It helps the candidate in many ways she can show her capability of speaking which gives her confidence. We can be able to know about the other candidate so that each others attitude is known one among the other for futures companies healthy growth.

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Gav said: (Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:29:48 PM)    
Yes, In my point of view GD should be a part of campus placement, it show's the ability of candidates. They are able to present his/her word's at the front of another employees.

Or not it show's confidence and communication skill of candidates. But, I think that GD must be started after PI, cos of in PI the Interviewer may check the ability of the candidate.

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Manisharma said: (Thu, Oct 11, 2012 08:26:18 PM)    
I also agree with my friends that GD should be a part of campus placement. With the help of GD we can easily know about the mentality and confidence level of that person. We can see their skills, ideas, innovation n the most important their method to convey their ideas to others. GD is basically a procedure to know much about a person in as much as short time. So GD should be a part of campus placement.

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Radhika said: (Thu, Oct 4, 2012 07:31:31 PM)    
Well, my answer to the question would definitely be a 'YES' since it portrays 'you', your thought process. Now whether it should be given utmost importance? I don't think.

If companies start giving importance to such things, they'll probably have only a bunch of TALKERS hired.

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Swarnendu Samanta said: (Tue, Oct 2, 2012 03:47:43 PM)    
Hi friends,

Regarding this topic I want to add some thing that GD must be part of campus interview but it should be placed properly in placement program schedule.

Yeah I agree that GD says about candidate of their.

- Communication ability.
- Leadership.
- Confident.
- Mental Stability.
- Patience.

Which are require for growth any company.

But, I think GD should be added after Personal Interview (PI) (if necessary) because a technical student must not have fully communication skill to convince others (which is required for Management, marketing) , they just have a communication skill up-to how much is required. A very talented student having a huge knowledge in technology may not be selected falling the above process of campusing due to his/her poor communication skill. The non- English medium student face this problem a lot. In spite of having knowledge in technology they can not utilize their knowledge in company.

Now this problem arises due to the fact that we are mixing Management & Technical. So I feel there must have a change in campusing process, for management campusing GD should be given more importance than technical.

Thank you all a lot.

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Deepak said: (Sun, Sep 9, 2012 04:57:51 PM)    
Friends, according to me GD has lost it's purpose lately. Now candidates think louder and faster they speak, chances of their selection are more, due to this people even don't listen what others are trying to say. So according other activities such as group activity may be good replacement where everyone get equal chances and everyone work as a team.

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Ashish said: (Sun, Aug 26, 2012 04:11:31 PM)    
I think GD should not be part of campus placement because person with good communication skill may not be good in technical (Except Management placements) even if a company wants to have this as one of the filter in placement then it should be after technical round. People with good technical skill or analytical skill may not have command over speaking fluently.

Its actually depends on the company perspective what kind of talent they are looking for.

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Navdeep Khandelwal said: (Fri, Aug 17, 2012 08:10:34 PM)    
Yes, I totally agree with the topic that GD is essential part of selection because it checks how much you interact with the other person, GD checks your communication skills, could you speak in front of many persons or not, it checks your leadership quality.

But in other way if your English is weaker then you have to overcome this problem by communicating with friends wheather you are speaking right or wrong don't mind because it develops your confidence level & by learn new meaning, read everyday newspapers.

Your problem is not GD, the problem is your confidence level, it can be boost up.

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Anshu said: (Wed, Aug 15, 2012 03:07:00 PM)    
GD is really a good way of evaluating the communication skills and leadership qualities of a candidate. But yes, it does not show the technical and academic knowledge one possess. A company should not shortlist the candidate only on communication skills because ultimately it is the knowledge of the candidate which is most important for success and growth of the company.

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Suhana said: (Sun, Jul 15, 2012 09:44:24 PM)    
Group discussion should be a part of campus placement. Having only academical and technical knowledge is not enough. One should have good communication and interaction skill.

GD is just not about how much aggressive you are or how much knowledge you posses its about how you communicate in a group. And I believe this is capability is within every human.

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Nitish Kumar said: (Tue, Jul 10, 2012 07:40:45 PM)    
Yes, I hope that GD should be a part of campus placement, you know there is market competition in every sector. And if you want to stay in market, then you have to be a all rounder. I mean only technical degree will not work. You have to convince to public. And public will under stand then of course they will demand your product. So there is good communication skill is needed for you. If you have it is so soon good for you and your company. Because if you are smart then other are smarter then you. So be perfect.

GD in-hence our personalty, convention skill, and many more. So GD should be part of campus placement more important.

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Neeraj Lohani said: (Sat, Jun 16, 2012 01:17:11 PM)    
Hi friends,

I also include some points on above topic as in gd a topic is given to the group the topic may be easy or tough to speak so firstly we need knowledge on that given topic. A candidate who is having very good communication skill leadership skill also can not speak without the knowledge.

So GD should not be the part of Campus Placement (leaving bpo sector where communication is must).

What the recruiter want the selected candidate work well in the organization. The candidate need knowledge on his field & basic communication is everyone having.

More over a candidate having good technical knowledge may not have good communication skill. Or a good communicator may not have good technical skill.

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Pravin Gadling said: (Thu, May 17, 2012 12:22:29 PM)    
GD is the part of campus in which we show our skill, leadership etc.
Every person born with different skill with different nature. Also communication is important to our day-today life. So it important.

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Mukesh Malviya said: (Sun, Apr 22, 2012 06:57:26 PM)    
I think Gd may be part of cumpas but it is not necesarry always if he/she have good techanical but Gd not so if he /she is desqualify based on Gd so this is not wright because Gd show only good communication but we can't assume good telent thats all.

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Anand Prashad said: (Sat, Feb 25, 2012 07:57:20 PM)    
Yes GD should be the part of Campus Placement because , it is only the way from which the various trait of the candidate can be judge.....when there is large no of candidate,
GD can play a good role in initial screening of the candidate for the personnel interview.GD can chek the candidates various skill for eg :- Initiation Skill, leading Skill , Speaking skill etc...besides that agrassiveness of the candidate can be judge by the GD . Hence i belive that GD must be the part of campus placement.

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Neha said: (Wed, Feb 15, 2012 02:53:56 PM)    
Group discussion is not at all use to be there to measure your communication skills in campus recruitment because for that personal interview is there. GD is all about checking your confidence level, checking your skills to convince other people with your ideas, checking whether you are extrovert or introvert, checking your presence of mind, checking your patience etc. It is all about how will you contibute to the development of your company. And even if you are going to be offered a technical position without a voice process still you should be able to express yourself. Because whatever you have done in technical project you should be able to express it in meetings and conferences. If you are unable to express whatever you have done then you will not be having any or very less growth. Morever you chance will be seized by other people who are having good communication skills and average technical knowledge.

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Nidhi Kumari said: (Sat, Feb 11, 2012 10:32:52 PM)    
Although GD is an essential part for checking our communication skills but mostly it happens that even if we are having communication skills and knowledge we are dominated by others because speaking capability differs for each person and we didn't get chance to express ourselves.

And as far as I think it is time consuming process too. Our communication skills can be checked at the time of interview, the way we answer and talk is enough to test our communication skill.

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Richa Mehra said: (Sat, Feb 4, 2012 09:59:01 AM)    
Hi friends. You all gave very fine opinions on this topic. Well in my opinion gd should be the part of campus placement because in campus several students are there. And company will pick the bests of them. So some strategy should b there. Like we gave the enterance exams for pursuing B-Tech so that college could get best students. In same manner gd is necessary for knowing the ability of student to coommunicate to others because in future and in this era we will have to face the brilliant compititors. Only technical knowledge is not efficient we should know that how to convence the client to finalize the deal. For this we must know that how can we attract them with our way of talking. See, we can learn the work in company from 1st day after getting job. So if we have a fantastic communication skill nd ability to express our views in front of others with confidence and with politeness and with fluency. We can do everything. But technical skill is also important :).

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Azryal said: (Tue, Jan 31, 2012 02:54:49 PM)    
Well Every thing has pros and cons. We can be against GD for a technical interview /job but we cannot completely ignore it .There are some benefits of GD testing of communication skills, leadership qualities , aptitude etc which are important if you are in management level .
So i think we should include GD in the selection process BUT the overall selection must cover all the aspects written test ,GD and PI .No one should be rejected because he did not perform in GD only .

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Sayyad Ali said: (Wed, Dec 14, 2011 10:18:50 PM)    
I think that GD should be the part of campus placement because in today's competitive world a candidate has to be a Diamond which is cut from 72 edges so one cannot get stuck to its academics. He has to prove himself in other curricular activities one should should be good in other curricular's such as soft skills, and he should posses qualities like a good leader and a good team worker, adaptable,etc. and these qualities can be judged in GD.

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Rahul Bose said: (Sat, Nov 12, 2011 07:47:31 AM)    
GD should not be a part of campus placement...because there are people who are extremely good at their respective subject but nervous in gd...if we reject such person on the basis gd performance it would be injustice to them...not only that we will loose an extremely good candidate. Thats the reason it is said that halo effect is bad. If there is a sales job or finance or any other area apart from bpo companies area of interest should be revenue generation not the language.

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Arpana said: (Fri, Nov 11, 2011 05:43:30 PM)    
Hi friends, as per me GD is an essential selection process only in case BPO/KPO or marketing sector, where it based on voice process. But its not necessary in case of any technical based positions like developer. Because the student who is well in his technical knowledge might be weak in his English. If we reject him before knowing his tech skill just because of fluency, we may lost an good technical person whose contribution is essential to Industry.

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Nitin Agarwal said: (Thu, Oct 20, 2011 12:33:49 AM)    
In my opinion GD should not be a part of campus interview activity. Basically the purpose of GD is to know the activeness of the candidate and his quick response ability. But while practically working in a business environment, it is never necessary to take spontaneous decisions. So rather jumping on each other giving a concluded answer after reading different materials and books is preferable.

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Raja said: (Sat, Sep 24, 2011 12:34:41 PM)    
I like this topic because it shows the people communication skills. Weather he or she to easily identify the person to recruit the right job or right place. From that GD will shows the people creativity mind and how they lead the team.

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Shradha said: (Sun, Jul 24, 2011 12:04:04 PM)    
GD must be a part in placement process because it helps companies to judge the candidate on different bases. To known his communication skills,weather he/she able to express his views or not.Leadership style,give others also a chance to speak or not.GD are mostly on current event , it help in knowing his current knowledge and awareness.

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Heena Kumawat said: (Fri, Jun 17, 2011 02:09:26 AM)    
Hey friends, every thing have some positive and negative aspects. Same as GD also have negative n positive aspects. If we see the positive impact then it includes a person's communication skill, listening skill n leadership qualities. But if we see negative aspect then GD is not useful for those candidate who doesn't know how to speak English well n they have technical knowledge a lot but don't have communication skill so they are eliminated. GD shows how a person listen to other ideas n how he supports others ideas.

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Rakenth said: (Mon, Mar 21, 2011 02:30:08 AM)    
Yes, GD has to be a part of recruitment process. Through team we can achieve a lot. To form as a team the member should possess particular qualities. Like leadership qualities, Communication skills, Listening skills etc. All these are included in GD. So we can choose the right person through GD. Our former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam gives importance to teamwork.

So GD is essential to pick good team members to form a better team.

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Vani said: (Fri, Jan 28, 2011 02:49:44 AM)    
In my view GD plays a crucial role in recruitment process for filtering the right candidate, by GD we can analyse about the candidate how good his leadership qualities, listening skills and communication skills are? which is very important than technical, we can learn technical things in one day but communication skills we cant. By this we vl find a right person for a right job

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Prishii said: (Thu, Dec 30, 2010 10:22:53 AM)    
GD is not necessary because in PI round the interviewer can judge the analytical skill and communication skill of the candidate..whereas in GD the technical knowledge can hardly be it has the chances of elemination of stronger candidate

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Kiranya said: (Thu, Dec 16, 2010 08:42:36 AM)    
yes Group discussion should be Part of Campus Placements because this is the way the company monitors get to know the person's ability in what way they put their ideas without showing any arrogance ,the way they mingle with the co-workers,how they appreciate other peoples ideas n their support to them etc., as these all these leads to choose the right person to right job..

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Emilin said: (Thu, Dec 2, 2010 12:42:58 AM)    
In my view point GD is a good option in the placement programe why because company can easily check one's.

1) communication skill (it is very important in any field to express our ideas).

2) smartness.

3) team working.

4) leadership.

5) innovative ideas.

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Sangeeta said: (Wed, Nov 24, 2010 12:01:14 PM)    
Hello friends its very interesting topic. According to my point of view that GD should be in recruitment process because an employees can judge the communication skills of the candidate how he/she present their thought in a group, and GD also help to test the interpersonal talent of individual.

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G C Prabhakar said: (Tue, Nov 23, 2010 06:29:55 AM)    
Straight forward in my view GD is one of the session that brings out the once exposure with the society as well as with the current issues. But main flaw in GD is some times a technically skilled person are eliminated in this round AND SOME TIMES GIVING CHANCE TO person who has less technical ability. But in present competitive world we can get success only when we have talkative power therefore I conclude that GD IS IMPORTANT.

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Priya said: (Wed, Nov 17, 2010 01:34:26 AM)    
In my view GD is not required in campus selections. Because some people will speak very loudly and some people will speaks low voice. So who speaks louder and very fast English that persons will be selected and others not. And they are not giving the chance to others. So everybody should get a chance then only there interpersonal skills and how they are expressing about the topic will be focused.

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Viju said: (Tue, Nov 16, 2010 12:30:01 AM)    
GD is important that is based on the job nature. It checks to see the type of communication skill one possess for it is essential to communicate with all sorts of people in the business and exchange ideas with them. It is this confidence that allow the person to carry oneself in any type of condition he is in. GD also checks for the candidates attention to others speeches which is very essential to take proper decision at the appropriate time. For the more one understands the more he is free to have better decisions to make.

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Jain said: (Mon, Nov 15, 2010 09:18:03 AM)    
GD should be a part of recruitment. It shows that how someone can represent himself/herself in a group and how an individual can work in a team.

It also shows the potential of someone that how a human being can carry him/herself in a team.

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Sneha said: (Wed, Nov 10, 2010 05:47:13 AM)    
Group discussion as per the name it shows how an individual can work with the group. Recruiters in search of candidates always look out for a person who in simple word is a all rounder that is possess all that skill that is essential to place one own-self in the corporate world. It checks to see the type of communication skill one possess for it is essential to communicate with all sorts of people in the business and exchange ideas with them. It is this confidence that allow the person to carry oneself in any type of condition he is in. GD also checks for the candidates attention to others speeches which is very essential to take proper decision at the appropriate time. For the more one understands the more he is free to have better decisions to make. This all is tested through the GD and should essentially required during campus recruitment.

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Naina said: (Tue, Nov 9, 2010 09:10:41 AM)    
I think that Group Discussion should be included in campus placements because it test the communication skills, analytical skill as well as their way to forward their point in very definate manner. So it should be included so that the candidates who are attending the campus so atleast they can be selected from their way of talking by looking at their group discussion way.

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Saptarshi said: (Wed, Nov 3, 2010 12:53:55 PM)    
Consider any type of firm, technical or media related, they all want something common in all of their employees. And that is the "field knowledge", be it programming prowess for a software developer job or sorting skills for a Croupier in a casino. But along with that they also need employees who can create a work culture, or at least sustain the present one and not harm it. Nobody wants an employee who is very good at technicalities but doesn't know how to behave in a group. With teamwork as the main success mantra all the companies need "team man" rather than geeks for their jobs because whatever is to be done is not to be done individually but through collaboration with fellow employees. In that case each team is bound to have divides, discussions and issues they need to resolve together. And during that case if there is a man who doesn't know group behavior then its obvious that he will disrupt the team's harmony and soon find him in a place where no one wants to be in the same team with him. This is why GD is important. In short just to check whether a person has the decent behavioral aspects and can speak without spoiling the team's harmony and present his ideas GD is important. As for the case with a person having less technical knowledge but eloquence over English getting selected, there are technical interviews held for almost every firm before they hire their employees. No firm expects their employees to be only eloquent and do nothing.

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John Moses said: (Sun, Oct 31, 2010 01:08:29 AM)    
GD is not important for interviews. Cos one who is a skilled person in programming. But he/she may not have good speaking skills. So the company will automatically loose one good programmer. If the company wants good speaking skills means they can provide practice to speak in English after giving placement to him/her.

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Vijay said: (Fri, Oct 29, 2010 04:44:51 PM)    
GDs don't depict your analytical skills in any manner, they most of the times turn into fish markets, so the whole purpose of debating on rational basis is lost in playing devils advocate with each other.

GDs in any manner don't simulate a scenario similar to corporate board meetings where qualities such as good listener and analyser are more important than being a good expresser.

They don't even check your sociability or innovativeness.

One thing positive about a GD if it doesn't turn into a fish market is that it can give you a chance to make more logical and sometimes conclusive arguments compared to others. So it shows how you can express your ideas in whatever little time you get in the fish market or otherwise.

It also sometimes show how much you know about the environment you are in and how effectively you can express it.

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Amuthan said: (Fri, Oct 22, 2010 03:46:06 PM)    
A company can turn very successful only if it can bring in a technological break through or a innovation in technology. A technological change is the one that will project the company with distinct stature in the global arena. For such a thing to happen it needs technically sound employees aware of the modern trends and innovative in their thoughts. So the major concern in this case is on the technical aspect of the employee and this Group discussion is in no way going to test his technical proficiency.

Moreover group discussions are normally held to check the sociability and.

Expressibility of the candidate. Being human, Socializing is the inbuilt ability or virtue of every human, there is nothing to check in it. So the very need/necessity of the GD is questioned here. !.

May be in jobs involving customer relations involving lot of human interaction GD can be kept as a selection criteria, in all other cases its relevancy is questionable.

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Ashwani Yadav said: (Sat, Oct 16, 2010 06:31:09 AM)    
Yes. GD is important tool for evaluate the natural talent of candidate and it's necessity for MNC because in working days its dos't matter that how much % you obtain in your school/college life.

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Vikas Kngo said: (Mon, Oct 11, 2010 10:53:44 AM)    
According to me in technical recruitment if one is very good in technical but not in communication skill so he don't get job so I think GD is not important in technical department for communication they just recruit other person because in that case technical student don't concentrate on the their technical study instead they spend most of the time to improve there communication skill.

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Sweta said: (Sun, Oct 10, 2010 12:47:45 PM)    
Well, I think G. D is very important for campus recruitment. Through GD the interviewers know about a person's personality, his thinking ability, his presence of mind, his fluency, his hold over his own emotions. In addition to that it is recognized whether the interviewee is a leader or follower.

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Jeya said: (Mon, Oct 4, 2010 01:14:51 PM)    
It is a very interesting topic, as it portraits the views that we have about a GD. GROUP DISCUSSIONS must be apart of the recruitment process, as it brings out most of our soft skills. In the selection process first our aptitude skills are tested then in the interview our technical skills can be tested. But the perfect forum to test our soft skills is the GROUP DISCUSSION.

As an IT professional we cannot sustain in the race with technical skills alone, we need some extra skills known as people skills or soft skills.

So how are these skills brought out during a GD is? First our communications skills are noted by our language and grammar, secondly are we a good team player is tested through how well we listen and respond to our team members, third our leadership skills - by initiating the GD, encouraging the team members to bring out their ideas, then others like are we able handle stress etc.

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Prashant said: (Mon, Oct 4, 2010 12:21:27 AM)    
GD is a process in which a group of people put their views on a common topic in front of other members of their group. It provides a good measure to analyse a candidate. It may happen that some of the candidates may not have a required base knowledge about that topic which may lead to them failure so I think GD should be part of selection process but not as an elimination round.

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Shikha said: (Sat, Oct 2, 2010 01:03:03 PM)    
In my opinion GD should not be there in recruitment process as technicality and intelligence of an individual cannot be tested on the basis of a process which involves only shouting and presenting your views as a result of which a more a more reliable and appropriate and deserving candidate is shown the door.

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Sagarika said: (Tue, Sep 28, 2010 03:06:50 AM)    
Well D is important in recruitment process because everybody who came for interview have good knowledge about technical skill as from technical background. GD is important to know the leadership quality of a person and how he/she explain things which he might have or haven't idea about the topic. He can prove himself by GD. And a good part of gd is among many people how you take attention towards you. It is mainly important for a company when you go for giving presentation.

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Amandeep Narula said: (Sun, Sep 26, 2010 04:53:18 AM)    
Yes, GD must play its role in campus placement when there are a very large amount of students participating. It is always been an elimination round. Most of the students lack communication skills and it also determines the way of speaking.

Once you get placed in any company, then company provide you with the sufficient technical knowledge. So I think company should judge the analytical skills of the candidate initially.

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Pravinkumar Thokal said: (Tue, Sep 21, 2010 03:55:39 PM)    
Hi friends, I agree that GD is most important during recruitment because how the HR found out the your leadership skill, your instantly thinking, your behaviour while working with group, subject and knowledge is not too much important but your representation skill is important? so gd is so simple way to examine certain thing with all of us.

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Satya said: (Wed, Sep 15, 2010 01:59:12 AM)    
Well said Sathya. I agree with you. Because, GD is conducting mainly for testing the communications skills of a candidate. In a technical recruitment it's enough to a person have communication skills just to express his/her thoughts not more than that.

So my opinion is to based on the job specification and requirements they have to conduct the GD.

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Ritu said: (Tue, Sep 14, 2010 02:50:52 PM)    
I think GD is not much important because it may lead to the disqualified of a person who is technically strong but not have fluent English. So, according to me, it will be better to start the GD on technical topics rather than current topics.

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Devendra Sarraf said: (Tue, Sep 14, 2010 02:24:32 PM)    
GD should be the part of campus placement because of it's shows your team leadership quality. Not only this but it also show your communication skills. GD help to find out the candidate that have decision making quality.

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Ponnulakshmi Balu said: (Tue, Sep 14, 2010 10:47:34 AM)    
I agree the point, GD can never be a deciding factor to judge a candidate's abilities. But communication skills, leadership quality, easily express our points and mingle with others these characteristics we know from other persons through GD. So GD is must the interview process.

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Sindhuja S said: (Wed, Aug 18, 2010 01:59:33 PM)    
GD is important but it can never be a deciding factor to judge a candidate's abilities.... because we cant judge a person completely by the way he speaks alone...

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Pradeep said: (Sat, Aug 7, 2010 02:25:34 PM)    
Well i agree with this, that GD should be part of campus placement. Because now days the number of the candidates is growing day by day, the company have limited seat and to recruit a few candidates, the group discussion is one of the important process of shortlisting. Here not only the communication skill is measured but also candidates attitude, leadership & how he/she have the knowledge of the world.

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Sathya said: (Mon, Aug 2, 2010 12:24:51 PM)    
According to me GD is important that is based on the job nature. Say for example if it is an marketing job means she/he have a good communication skill because this is the base of the job. In a technical recruitment it's enough to a person have communication skills just to express his/her thoughts not more than that.

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Manish said: (Wed, Jul 28, 2010 07:42:07 AM)    
I don't think GD should be there... bcoz technically speaking it may eliminate the desired candidate who is communicationally weak

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Kumar said: (Thu, Jul 15, 2010 09:43:46 AM)    
Well i am not agree with this, GD should be there in the interview preliminary rounds.we cant say most the candidatures having the knowledge about the topic and in case he dont know anything about the topic so what will happen.. well of course it is time to testing the their analytical skills but moreover we have technical round at the time itself we can able to test his/her skills by giving program or puzzle and test their skills. So i thought it wont help us in world of innovation and creation of new things...

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Sumit said: (Thu, Jul 15, 2010 08:25:08 AM)    
I don't think GD should be there...coz technically speaking it may eliminate the desired candidate who is communication-ally weak

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